Fisheries Research Agency (FRA)
1978, BS, Marine Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan; 1985, MA, Political Science, Duke University, US. 1978, joined Fisheries Agency of Japan; 1986-90, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC; since 2000, Commissioner and Head Delegate, International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); 2002-05, Chairman, ICCAT, re-elected in 2011; since 2008, Commissioner and Head Delegate, Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; 2010, Head Delegate, 10th Conference of the Parties (CoP), Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Currently, Deputy Director-General, Fisheries Agency, Japan. Has attended numerous international negotiations and meetings on conservation of marine living resources and trade.